Antique Golf Clubs from Scotland
Antique Golf Clubs from Scotland is the foremost online reference for collectors and investors of antique golf clubs, hickory golf players and those interested in the history of club making.
There is an extensive section documenting clubmakers in Scotland. There are biographies for more than 700 clubmakers, including many who helped spread golf from Scotland to continental Europe and North America.
A growing section on Scottish golfing history explores historical golf topics in more detail with an eclectic mixture of subjects, early Scottish golf professionals in the Czech Republic, Scottish golf exports to India and the Far East, the evolution of club types, explaining the transition from scareneck to socket-head woods, for instance, plus in-depth items on club makers and Scottish golf courses.
A particularly interesting article is that on the history of the Auchterlonie family, one of the leading club manufacturers of St. Andrews. It comes complete with a family tree.
A large portion of the website is given over to the sale of rare and collectible golfing equipment. There is a vast array of items available, usually around 500, well photographed and described, including wooden golf clubs dating back to the 1850s, vintage putters, balls, such as gutties, mesh balls, and featheries, and long-nose clubs. Visitors can browse by type of club or search by price range, place of manufacture or clubmaker. A helpful section suggests which items would make particularly good gifts for a golfer.
There are also posters, advertising, books, vintage clothing, art, tableware and other collectibles available to buy.
Frequently asked questions
The website contains an excellent FAQ section, including the answer to “Will old golf clubs make me rich?”